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Unformatted text preview: 110th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 1054 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES December 4, 2008 Introduced by: Don Young A BILL To amend subchapter IV of chapter 53 of title 31, United States Code, and section 1084 of title 18 of such Code to clarify the applicability of such provisions to games of skill, and establish certain requirements with respect to such games, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, This Act shall be known as the `Skill Game Protection Act'. SECTION 101 The Congress finds as follows:(1) Millions of Americans enjoy competing with other players in a variety of games of skill, including bridge, mah-jong, backgammon, and poker, over the Internet, where the operator provides the Internet venue for competition and receives a fee for such service.(2) For some Americans, these games provide their primary source of income.(3) While each of these games contains an element of chance, over any substantial interval, a player's success at any of these games is determined...
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